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Adobe Experience Platform is now available in Australia, launching this week on Microsoft’s local Azure cloud infrastructure. Adobe says Australian and New Zealand organisations will for the first time have access to the enterprise-grade customer experience platform which includes several services and applications. The American company is also increasing its

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s half yearly results released today show growth in digital channels and a corresponding increase in IT costs as the country’s biggest bank pursues a $5 billion dollar bet on digital. The bank has also fired bank against claims that its latest digital venture, a partnership

Australian startups are cashing bigger cheques from venture capital investors, but the money is increasingly going to a smaller group of later stage companies.  Overall Australia’s venture capital funding in 2019 rose to US$1.145 billion, up from US$1.033 billion in 2018 according to KPMG’s latest Venture Pulse report. Over recent

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Sydney healthcare analytics provider Prospection has raised $10 million in its first external funding round. The company says the funds will be used to expand its analytics platform into new therapy areas, enhance its artificial intelligence capabilities, and grow into the APAC market. The CSIRO’s Innovation fund, Main Sequence Ventures,

Cloud data platform Snowflake raised US$479 million in additional growth funding co-led by new investors, Dragoneer Investment Group and Salesforce Ventures. Existing Snowflake investors, including Altimeter Capital, ICONIQ Capital, Madrona Venture Group, Redpoint Ventures, Sequoia, and Sutter Hill Ventures, are also participating in the round. Download: Which-50’s Simple Fast Easy magazine

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More than 8.5 billion records were compromised during 2019— resulting in a 200 per cent increase in exposed data reported year-over-year, according to a new report from IBM. The end result is significant growth in the number of stolen credentials that cybercriminals can use as their source material. IBM Security

The Australian government has released its national blockchain roadmap, outlining how it plans to extract economic value from the immutable record technology. Parts of the local industry have welcomed the plan while others have branded it “disappointing”. Download: Which-50’s Simple Fast Easy magazine – Six great digital experience case studies The

More than $US30 trillion has poured into global sustainable investments, up 64 per cent since 2014, according to a discussion paper by McKinsey and Company which seeks to describe how approaches to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) concerns build business value. According to the management consultancy, paying attention to ESG

You’re trailing bits of personal data – such as credit card numbers, shopping preferences and which news articles you read – as you travel around the internet. Large internet companies make money off this kind of personal information by sharing it with their subsidiaries and third parties. Public concern over

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Labor is today set to introduce amendments to Australia’s controversial encryption access legislation, calling for more oversight and more proportionality in the use of the powers that the tech industry, privacy advocates and human rights groups have railed against since they were proposed in 2018. The laws, which allow government